San Jose Fieldtrip

San Jose Fieldtrip - Geol 1 Fieldtrip: Downtown San Jose...

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Geol 1 Fieldtrip: Downtown San Jose Sunday, October 11, 2009 1-4 pm Fall 2009 Introduction: This fieldtrip will familiarize you with common rock materials used in the construction of buildling facades, pavements, walls, and landscaping. We will look at the materials used, identify the rocks, and classify them as igneous, sedimentary, or metamorphic. You will learn how to differentiate between the major rock families by observing tell-tale characteristics of each rock type. You will also learn about flood control measures on the Guadalupe River, which has had a history of flooding downtown San Jose (as recently as in 2005). We will discuss what it means to “channel” a river and the pros and cons of doing so. You will see an example of magma mingling, some enclaves, and basalt columns. Starting point: Duncan Hall, campus side Stop 1: DASH Bustop on 4 th Street near Paseo de San Antonio Are the large reddish-brown rocks used in the landscaping of the building adjacent to the bustop intrusive or extrusive igneous rocks? Intrusive
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